Focus on Women: Anti-Acne Herbs
If annoying pimples pop up even though you’ve put puberty far behind you, don‘t worry. According to dermatologists, acne in women over the age of thirty is quite common. Hormonal swings, stress, or improper skin care can be responsible.Pimples on one’s face or back are familiar to practically every woman and man during puberty. Hormonal swings clog pores with sebum on the face, back, or chest, and bacteria multiply inside the pores. They create pustules or acne, which 85 percent of the population suffer from between the ages of 12 and 25.
Back in Puberty
But acne is not an exception in women over thirty. At this age, acne is more common in the lower face and is connected, for example, with hormonal swings during ovulation, stress or impaired immunity. The cause can also be diet or improper skin care. The difference of acne in adulthood, in addition to its location, is that, as opposed to pimples in puberty, the pustules are usually deeper, often more painful, and with a longer development and longer period of healing. This is why they often leave small scars or blemishes.
If the acne is not of a short-term character (for example, the result of hormonal imbalances during ovulation), and the state of the skin keeps getting worse, or if the face develops hard, red sores, it is time to visit a specialist, according to the doctor. At the first manifestations of these forms of acne in adults, chemical peeling is used, which cleanses the skin’s surface by deep mechanical cleaning of the skin, along with deep hydration. If the treated acne leaves visible marks on the skin in the form of blemishes, scars or a change in the skin’s height, laser therapy is used.
The way to get rid of acne in adulthood is a proper regime. It is necessary to cleanse the skin, remove make-up before sleeping, drink lots of pure water, eat healthily, and limit sugar, caffeine and alcohol. Also choose cosmetics according to skin type — for greasy skin don‘t use thick, greasy face creams, and so on. In general, it is necessary to limit the intake of saccharides and foods with a high glycemic index in the diet. Greasy and fried foods should also be avoided.
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